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Washington drivers have until the end of the month to remove studded tires from their vehicles.

State law bans use of studs after March 31. Starting at midnight on Monday, April 1, drivers with studded tires face a $136 fine.

Studded tires damage pavement, so removing them promptly after winter helps preserve state roadways, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

WSDOT announced Friday it will not extend the studded tire deadline this year, but crews continue to monitor roads, passes, and forecasts and work to quickly clear any late season snow or ice. Travelers are always advised to “know before you go” by checking road conditions before heading out and staying up-to-date on changes by using WSDOT’s social media and email alert tools or calling the 511 road conditions report.

Washington and Oregon share the same studded tire removal deadline. Other states may have later dates, but the Washington law applies to all drivers in the state, even visitors. No personal exemptions or waivers are issued.

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